Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - Alain Pinel - BRE 01367196
A REALTOR's perspective on events that shape and affect the real estate market.

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2008 

My mouth dropped in disbelief when I heard about this. I had shown my listing to buyers. Upon probing on my part, I gathered that they were interested in waterfront properties. So I arranged to show them other properties. I had originally asked them if they had a realtor, and they said they are j...
05/30/2008
Doom and gloom news are always sensationalized. So from time to time, it helps to have a reality check. Kudos to First American Title Company who shares with us the Market Watch newsletter by a dynamo of a woman, Carole Rodoni. Carole is a sought-after speaker (and the much-revered ray of hope fo...
05/30/2008
Here's the situation. Tenants are living in investment property that has just received the Notice of Default, and is nearing a Trustee Sale. They want to buy the house and engaged a REALTOR to write up the offer. The Seller is adamant that he doesn't want to use a REALTOR because he says the Lend...
05/20/2008
In Alameda, we have street fairs. During one of these fairs where I was a volunteer wine-pourer at a wine booth, I struck up a conversation with a realtor from another company, who was hanging around the next booth where his wife was also a volunteer. The usual questions...."How's business?" "Wha...
05/15/2008
NEW Contemporary home with luxurious appointmentsLocation: La Salle HeightsBuilt in 2007 and never lived in, this home is beautifully designed and wonderfully built by a dream team of a structural engineer and an architect whose signature style is evident in the homes they built with incredible a...
05/12/2008
NEW Contemporary home with luxurious appointmentsLocation: La Salle HeightsBuilt in 2007 and never lived in, this home is beautifully designed and wonderfully built by a dream team of a structural engineer and an architect whose signature style is evident in the homes they built with incredible a...
05/12/2008
Every day, there seems to be something new to learn. And in this sea of short sales, trustee sale and REOS, there are so many new or different rules, practices. ThereĀ is an REO property that was on the market only two days before it was posted as pending. An agent in the same office as the listin...
05/10/2008
I'm incensed! Twice today, I was nearly rebuffed by two agents whom I called when I tried to submit my offers. The first one was an REO. She said she already received an offer last night, and another one this morning --- as if two was enough. She tried to discourage me from submitting an offer si...
05/09/2008
Recently received an offer from buyer who wants to fund purchase via FHA, and the Nehemiah Program.In case you have not yet encountered the provisions of this program, take a look at this website http://www.getdownpayment.com/agents/Essentially, a "gift" of up to 6% will be applied towards the do...
05/08/2008
Old World Charm, Contemporary Lifestyle --- a true OASIS Location: AlamedaColonial Revival home combines classic and vintage styling with fabulous upgrades and modern amenities.Lots of things to love about this home. Newly refinished wood floors. Open planfor formal rooms. Wood-burning fireplace....
05/08/2008
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